Allen S Craig

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis A outbreak activity in the United States: responding to a vaccine-preventable disease
    Allen S Craig
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Med Sci 334:180-3. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of pertussis on a college campus
    Allen S Craig
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Med 120:364-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Evaluation of universal antenatal screening for group B streptococcus
    Melissa K Van Dyke
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:2626-36. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Reduction in high rates of antibiotic-nonsusceptible invasive pneumococcal disease in tennessee after introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:641-8. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Increasing burden of invasive group B streptococcal disease in nonpregnant adults, 1990-2007
    Tami H Skoff
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:85-92. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiology of invasive group B streptococcal disease in the United States, 1999-2005
    Christina R Phares
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    JAMA 299:2056-65. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Sustained reductions in invasive pneumococcal disease in the era of conjugate vaccine
    Tamara Pilishvili
    Division of Bacterial Diseases and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 201:32-41. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Moe H Kyaw
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1455-63. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Bacterial meningitis in the United States, 1998-2007
    Michael C Thigpen
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 364:2016-25. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States
    R Monina Klevens
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    JAMA 298:1763-71. 2007

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis A outbreak activity in the United States: responding to a vaccine-preventable disease
    Allen S Craig
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Med Sci 334:180-3. 2007
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  2. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of pertussis on a college campus
    Allen S Craig
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Med 120:364-8. 2007
    ..Pertussis is increasing among adolescents and adults despite universal childhood vaccination. This investigation describes an outbreak of pertussis among undergraduate students and assesses the burden of cough illness on a college campus...
  3. doi request reprint Evaluation of universal antenatal screening for group B streptococcus
    Melissa K Van Dyke
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:2626-36. 2009
    ..In 2002, national guidelines recommended universal late antenatal screening of pregnant women for colonization with group B streptococcus to identify candidates for intrapartum chemoprophylaxis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reduction in high rates of antibiotic-nonsusceptible invasive pneumococcal disease in tennessee after introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:641-8. 2004
    ..One measure to combat IPD is vaccination with the recently introduced 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)...
  5. doi request reprint Increasing burden of invasive group B streptococcal disease in nonpregnant adults, 1990-2007
    Tami H Skoff
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:85-92. 2009
    ..We used population-based surveillance to examine trends in adult GBS disease during the period 1990-2007 and to describe the epidemiology of adult GBS disease to guide prevention efforts...
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiology of invasive group B streptococcal disease in the United States, 1999-2005
    Christina R Phares
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    JAMA 299:2056-65. 2008
    ..Guidelines for prevention of perinatal disease through intrapartum chemoprophylaxis were revised in 2002. Candidate vaccines are under development...
  7. doi request reprint Sustained reductions in invasive pneumococcal disease in the era of conjugate vaccine
    Tamara Pilishvili
    Division of Bacterial Diseases and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 201:32-41. 2010
    ..Changes in invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) incidence were evaluated after 7 years of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) use in US children...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Moe H Kyaw
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1455-63. 2006
    ..We examined the effect of this vaccine on invasive disease caused by resistant strains...
  9. doi request reprint Bacterial meningitis in the United States, 1998-2007
    Michael C Thigpen
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 364:2016-25. 2011
    ..More recent prevention measures such as the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and universal screening of pregnant women for group B streptococcus (GBS) have further changed the epidemiology of bacterial meningitis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States
    R Monina Klevens
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    JAMA 298:1763-71. 2007
    ..As the epidemiology of infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) changes, accurate information on the scope and magnitude of MRSA infections in the US population is needed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Asthma as a risk factor for invasive pneumococcal disease
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:2082-90. 2005
    ..The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease among persons with asthma is unknown...
  12. ncbi request reprint Incidence of pneumococcal disease due to non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) serotypes in the United States during the era of widespread PCV7 vaccination, 1998-2004
    Lauri A Hicks
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:1346-54. 2007
    ..The benefits may be offset by increases in disease due to serotypes not included in the vaccine (hereafter, "nonvaccine serotypes"). We evaluated the effect of PCV7 on incidence of disease due to nonvaccine serotypes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease among infants before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Katherine A Poehling
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 2504, USA
    JAMA 295:1668-74. 2006
    ..Streptococcus pneumoniae is a serious infection in young infants. A heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was licensed in 2000 and recommended for all children aged 2 to 23 months...
  14. ncbi request reprint Beyond screening: identifying new barriers to early onset group B streptococcal disease prevention
    Esther Eisenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:520-4. 2005
    ..Group B streptococcal infections remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality in newborns...
  15. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of invasive pneumococcal disease: temporal relation to documented influenza and respiratory syncytial viral circulation
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Med 118:285-91. 2005
    ..Using two prospective surveillance networks, the temporal relation between invasive pneumococcal disease and isolation of circulating winter viruses was explored...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease: a matched case-control study
    Cynthia G Whitney
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Lancet 368:1495-502. 2006
    ..Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of the vaccine against various pneumococcal serotypes, and to measure the effectiveness of the recommended dose schedule and of catch-up and incomplete schedules...
  17. pmc Invasive group A streptococcal infection in older adults in long-term care facilities and the community, United States, 1998-2003
    Michael C Thigpen
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1852-9. 2007
    ..95%, p<0.01). In multivariate logistic regression modeling, LTCF residence remained an independent predictor of death. Additional prevention strategies against GAS infection in this high-risk population are urgently needed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Elimination of racial differences in invasive pneumococcal disease in young children after introduction of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:726-31. 2004
    ..Racial differences in the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) have been widely recognized, but the impact of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) introduction in 2000 on these differences has not been extensively studied...
  19. ncbi request reprint Childhood immunization rates before and after the implementation of Medicaid managed care
    David L Kirschke
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:230-5. 2004
    ..To evaluate trends in childhood immunization coverage after implementation of Medicaid managed care in Tennessee (TennCare) in 1994...
  20. pmc Response to emerging infection leading to outbreak of linezolid-resistant enterococci
    Marion A Kainer
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Nashville, Tennessee 37243, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1024-30. 2007
    ..1 per day), and duration of preceding linezolid therapy (AOR 1.1 per day). Linezolid exposure and patient-to-patient transmission appear to be responsible for LRE infections, an important emeraina hospital problem...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prenatal screening for infectious diseases and opportunities for prevention
    Stephanie J Schrag
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:753-60. 2003
    ..To characterize adherence with recommendations for prenatal infectious disease screening and missed opportunities for prevention of congenital and perinatal infections...
  22. ncbi request reprint Multistate surveillance for laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations in children: 2003-2004
    Stephanie J Schrag
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:395-400. 2006
    ..We describe laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations in a population representing almost 6% of children in the United States...
  23. ncbi request reprint Adults with invasive pneumococcal disease: missed opportunities for vaccination
    Moe H Kyaw
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:286-92. 2006
    ..Missed opportunities for vaccination were defined as one or more visits to a hospital, emergency room (ER), or main provider in the 2 years before infection among unvaccinated, adult IPD case-patients with a vaccine indication...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prevention of early-onset group B streptococcal disease in infants
    Marion Kainer
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 98:232-3. 2005
  25. doi request reprint Nearly complete elimination of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine serotypes in Tennessee
    Natasha B Halasa
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:604-9. 2013
    ..Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) rates decreased after 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) introduction in 2000. We assessed whether previously described decreases were sustained...
  26. pmc Seasonal influenza morbidity estimates obtained from telephone surveys, 2007
    Laurie Kamimoto
    Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:755-63. 2013
    ..We assessed telephone surveys as a novel surveillance method, comparing data obtained by telephone with existing national influenza surveillance systems, and evaluated the utility of telephone surveys...
  27. pmc Pseudomonas putida septicemia in a special care nursery due to contaminated flush solutions prepared in a hospital pharmacy
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5316-8. 2005
    ..These findings highlight the need for compliance with current standards of aseptic technique and quality assurance during the preparation of compounded sterile products...
  28. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of foodborne hepatitis a outbreaks in the United States, 2003
    Joseph J Amon
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office and Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 192:1323-30. 2005
    ..In 2003, outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis A were reported in multiple states...
  29. ncbi request reprint Mass distribution of free, intranasally administered influenza vaccine in a public school system
    L Rand Carpenter
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e172-8. 2007
    ..School-based influenza vaccination programs are a potentially important method of protecting the community against influenza. We evaluated the feasibility and success of a large, school-based influenza vaccination campaign...
  30. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of aseptic meningitis associated with echovirus 13
    David L Kirschke
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:1034-8. 2002
    ..We investigated a large outbreak in Shelby County, TN, to determine the characteristics and clinical manifestations of echovirus 13 meningitis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Case series: outbreak of conversion disorder among amish adolescent girls
    Joslyn D Cassady
    Epidemiology Program Office, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:291-7. 2005
    ..Outbreak investigations are challenging in a cross-cultural context, and outbreaks of psychiatric disease are rare in any community. We investigated a cluster of unexplained debilitating illness among Amish girls...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens contamination associated with a manufacturing defect in bronchoscopes
    David L Kirschke
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:214-20. 2003
    ..We conducted an investigation of P. aeruginosa and S. marcescens isolates related to bronchoscopy at a community hospital...
  33. doi request reprint Performance of an algorithm for assessing smallpox risk among patients with rashes that may be confused with smallpox
    Sonja S Hutchins
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:S195-203. 2008
    ..Use of the algorithm did not result in misclassification of AGVPR as high risk for smallpox. The algorithm is a highly specific tool for clinical evaluation of suspected smallpox disease...
  34. pmc Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and healthcare risk factors
    R Monina Klevens
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1991-3. 2006
    ..Of patients with HRFs, 18%-28% had a "community-associated" strain, primarily USA300; of patients without HRFs, 26% had a "healthcare-associated" strain, typically USA100...
  35. ncbi request reprint Changes in antibiotic prescribing for children after a community-wide campaign
    Joseph F Perz
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 287:3103-9. 2002
    ..Very high levels (>50%) of antibiotic resistance among invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae have been documented in Knox County, Tennessee...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prevention of hepatitis A with the hepatitis A vaccine
    Allen S Craig
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services Section, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:476-81. 2004
  37. ncbi request reprint A population-based comparison of strategies to prevent early-onset group B streptococcal disease in neonates
    Stephanie J Schrag
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, MS C23, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:233-9. 2002
    ....
  38. pmc Emergence of Streptococcus pneumoniae with very-high-level resistance to penicillin
    Stephanie J Schrag
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:3016-23. 2004
    ..The emergence, clonality, and association of very-high-level penicillin resistance with multiple drug resistance requires further monitoring and highlights the need for novel agents active against the pneumococcus...
  39. ncbi request reprint Neurologic complications including paralysis after a medication error involving implanted intrathecal catheters
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Med 112:31-6. 2002
    ..Long-term continuous intrathecal infusion of medications for chronic medical problems is common. We investigated the cause of a cluster of severe neurologic complications in patients with intrathecal catheters...
  40. pmc Hospital recruitment for the Smallpox Pre-Event Vaccination Program: experiences from Florida, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Tennessee, December 2002-June 2003
    Pamela Ching
    Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch, Immunization Services Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Public Health Rep 119:552-6. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Determinants of influenza vaccination, 2003-2004: shortages, fallacies and disparities
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1824-8. 2004
    ..Understanding the determinants of vaccine receipt is important for guiding immunization policies...
  42. ncbi request reprint Tennessee's appropriate antibiotic use campaign
    Katie N Garman
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 95:197-8. 2002
  43. doi request reprint Changes in Neisseria meningitidis disease epidemiology in the United States, 1998-2007: implications for prevention of meningococcal disease
    Amanda C Cohn
    Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:184-91. 2010
    ..This report describes the epidemiologic features of meningococcal disease in the United States from January 1998 through December 2007, before and during implementation of adolescent quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccination...
  44. ncbi request reprint Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a Memphis, Tennessee Children's Hospital
    Steven C Buckingham
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:619-24. 2004
    ..An epidemiologic investigation was performed because of a perceived increase in infections caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among children in the greater Memphis area...
  45. ncbi request reprint Emergency department evaluation of febrile children after the introduction of Prevnar
    John P Colmenares
    Department of Emergency Medicine, US Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, USA
    Tenn Med 98:184-6. 2005
    ..Because of the dramatic decrease in invasive pneumococcal disease since introduction of the vaccine, future surveys will be needed to determine if the evaluation of febrile children has changed since this survey was conducted...
  46. pmc Estimating influenza hospitalizations among children
    Carlos G Grijalva
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2637, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:103-9. 2006
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease among individuals with sickle cell disease before and after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Natasha B Halasa
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1428-33. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) among individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) before and after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Multifaceted syndromic surveillance in a public health department using the early aberration reporting system
    Brian M Lawson
    Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:274-81. 2005
    ..Other health departments may find this information useful as a general model for implementing EARS-based syndromic surveillance systems in their own jurisdictions...